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NPA,Navy Ink MOU To Streamline  Tariff , Billing For Ships Calling At Nation’s Seaports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Nigerian Navy  NN have inked a Memorandum of Understanding  (MOU) to streamline operational activities at the ports and resolving burning issues between the two agencies.

The MOU signed by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral AZ Gambo, and the Managing Director, Mohammed Bello Koko, on Friday, in Abuja also set up the NN/NPA technical working committee  with broad terms of reference.

A statement sighted by DAILY FOCUS NIGERIA, reads on NPA’s verified facebook page:

“Yesterday, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Nigerian Navy  and the Nigerian Ports Authority in an effort to resolve land issues, waterfront safety and security concerns, and essentially streamline the tariff and billing for ships calling at our ports.

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Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral AZ Gambo presenting a gift to the Managing Director NPA Mohammed Koko Bello in Abuja on Friday during the signing of MOU

 

“The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral AZ Gambo, and the Managing Director, Mohammed Bello Koko, met in October 2021 to discuss matters of shared interest. As a result, the NN/NPA technical working committee was established with broad terms of reference.

 

“The committee held several meetings and visited all the pilotage districts. The recommendation of the committee is, therefore, the signing of this memorandum of understanding for an initial duration of two years.

 

“At the signing ceremony, both the CNS and the MD expressed hope and optimism that this MoU will produce outcomes for a better Nigeria and commended each other for their roles and persistent support in attaining this milestone.”It stated.

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By Roland Ekama